- a strong, hard, usually green cheese of Swiss origin, made with sour skim milk and sweet clover.
Origin of sapsago
1840–50, Americanism; alteration of German Schabziger, Schabzieger, equivalent to schab(en) to grate + Zi(e)ger a kind of cheese
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Examples from the Web for sapsago
The name Sapsago is a corruption of Schabziger, German for whey cheese.
After that add the Sapsago, finely grated, and wine in small splashes.
Roll these in little balls and serve with fruit salads, dusting lightly with finely grated Sapsago.
Good when overlaid with cheese butter of contrasting piquance, say one mixed with Sapsago.
- a hard greenish Swiss cheese made with sour skimmed milk and coloured and flavoured with clover
C19: changed from German Schabziger, from schaben to grate + dialect Ziger a kind of cheese